Friday, August 23, 2013
WSC Birth Years: Simon Castro
Born: April 9, 1988
Simon was signed by the San Diego Padres in the 2006 draft. The Friars thought enough of him to protect him in the rule 5 draft in 2010. Castro and Pedro Hernandez were traded to the White Sox on December 31, 2011 for outfielder Carlos Quentin.
Castro made his MLB debut with the White Sox on July 5, 2013 against the Tampa Bay Rays. Simon pitched three scoreless innings, giving up two hits and two walks, while striking out four. In his first three outings, Castro entered a blowout game. With the pressure off, he excelled. In his fourth game, on July 13th, the second game of a double header with the Philadelphia Phillies, Simon suffered his first loss, giving up a single to Michael Young that scored Humberto Quintero in the bottom of the thirteenth inning.